Google Maps Launches Cycling Directions In Singapore

Google Maps has unveiled its new cycling navigation feature in Singapore, which spans across 6,800 km of cycling trails and biking directions. As the first country in Southeast Asia to enjoy this feature, it provides a helpful option for Singaporean cyclists as the activity continues to trend globally – evident in the up to 98% increase in the use of biking directions on Google Maps in cities around the world. The update will be available on both desktop and mobile
(Android/iOS) for Google Maps users in Singapore.

With around 500 km of data provided by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the National Parks Board (NParks), the new cycling feature includes step-by-step cycling directions, an island-wide network of linear green corridors linking major parks and nature areas across Singapore, dedicated cycling paths and recommended bicycle-friendly roads. The cycling mode will also help users avoid expressways and tunnels, which pose a danger to cyclists and is an offence under the Road Traffic Act.

Users of power-assisted bicycles (PABs) and motorized personal mobility devices (PMDs) are advised to visit LTA’s website to understand the rules and regulations which includes no riding of PABs on footpaths and no riding of motorized PMDs on roads.

The option to plan a cycle journey sits alongside the existing walking, driving and public transport options on Google Maps. Cyclists can explore different cycling routes, track their trip progress with turn-by-turn navigation, receive ETA updates in real-time, and find out the elevation of the route to stay focused on the road. As with all new additions to the map, riders are encouraged to send feedback and route information for inclusion via the “Send feedback” tool.

Use Google Maps online, or download on the Play Store and App Store. Media Kit can be found here.

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